Led by Manjuvajra + Bodhiketu, + a Dharmacharini TBC
The Contemplation of the Six Elements is a fundamental insight practice taught in the Triratna Community. By bringing awareness to the five elements of form, and by contemplating them in the light of the lakshanas, we can release our identification with them. Similarly with the element of Consciousness; however some people have also found it helpful to identify the five elements of consciousness (sparsa, vendana, samjna, cetana, and manaskara) and to then contemplate them, also in the light of the lakshanas, to enable liberation.
It is assumed that those attending the retreat will know the basics of the practice, so, after a day or two with discussion, the retreat will be mainly in silence – including silent, unled, meditations - so that everyone can follow their own inspiration. Evening group discussions about the meditation have proved very helpful and there will be a devotional strand to highlight that spiritual rebirth follows spiritual death.
This retreat is for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order
Start Date: 5th Aug 2018
End Date: 12th Aug 2018
Price: £259 (Waged/Supported (including deposit)) / £182 (Unwaged/Unsupported (including deposit))
Bursary Fund - If you can’t afford to come on retreat you might be interested in applying for our Bursary Fund.